Staycation travel: Studio home from the cover of Oasis’ Supersonic available for vacation rental
Some might say… it’s a brilliant staycation option.
Monnow Valley Studio, the iconic recording studio in Monmouthshire, Wales, which is famous for the cover of Oasis’ debut single Supersonic, is now available to rent.
Steeped in rock music history, the studio has also hosted Queen, Black Sabbath, Stereophonics, The Charlatans, Manic Street Preachers and Iggy Pop since opening in 1975.
The iconic Monnow Valley Studio (pictured above) recording studio in Wales, Monmouthshire, is now available to rent
The recording studio is famous for the cover of Oasis’ big hit Supersonic (pictured left). The 16ft high wooden cartwheel doors featured on the single hood are still in place (right)
Oasis booked the space in the fall of 1993 to record their debut album Absolutely Maybe. While the group didn’t use the material captured in the completed album, photographer Michael Spencer Jones captured the iconic image here that heralded Oasis’ entry into the charts.
Discussing the shooting of the cover photo, Spencer Jones told Stop crying from your heart: ‘The idea was to have a cluttered studio environment with amps and cables everywhere.
“Liam was only 21 at the time and already looked like a fully formed rock star, so I decided to put him in the front. I thought it would be a fun twist to have my tungsten lights in view, with the idea of putting Oasis firmly in the “spotlight” for their debut single.’
Supersonic was released in April 1994, after the band wrote and recorded the song in just one day at The Pink Museum in Liverpool.
Framed photos of the Oasis adorn the walls, including the Gallagher brothers in the middle of a recording session
One of 11 bedrooms in the self-catering accommodation, which can accommodate up to 26 holidaymakers
The property, which has recently undergone a makeover, has a home cinema, games room, fully equipped kitchen and soundproofed banquet room
The property, a 600-year-old mill house, still serves as a studio, but now up to 26 holidaymakers can stay overnight on an independent basis.
The recently renovated property has 11 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, six of which are en-suite.
There is also a home cinema, games room, fully equipped kitchen and soundproofed banquet room.
Visitors are sure to feel like rock stars while staying at the unique property
The fully equipped kitchen in the property, which can be rented from £850 per night, with a minimum stay of three nights
One of 10 bathrooms in the historic riverside property. Six of the bathrooms are en-suite
The Monnow Valley property has hosted some of British music’s greatest legends
And the 16-foot-tall wooden cartwheel doors that feature on the Oasis single cover are still in place.
Framed photos of Oasis adorn the walls, including the Gallagher brothers in the middle of a recording session.
The rental also features an outdoor hot tub on the patio, which overlooks the studio’s garden.
The cozy living room in the house, where guests can sink into large sofas by a wood stove
The property owners can help you arrange beauty treatments and catering from professional chefs
A photo of the recording equipment in the studio, where bands have been performing since 1975
The studio has hosted Queen, Black Sabbath and Stereophonics among others
Visitors are sure to feel like rock stars as they enjoy meals in the glass-walled dining room, curl up by the wood-burning stove, or stroll through the private grounds that overlook the Monnow River.
A statement added: “For celebratory getaways, the owners can help arrange beauty treatments or catering from professional chefs so you can get celebrity treatment like the famous guests of decades past.”
Monnow Valley Studio is available to rent from £850 per night, with a minimum stay of three nights. For more information visit Independentcottages.co.uk.